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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Overall, I liked it, but I was a database/SQL guy before I was a Perl guy, so I do have some comments. Don't worry, I'm not going to be harsh. ;-)

    • Your point about not using select * and insert without a specific column list is very well taken. The problem you specify next, though, is that columns don't contain what they sound like they should. This is the same problem as mis-named variables, or abuse of globals in a Perl program. (Equally bad ideas, in other words.) However, it's not clear than any
    • Re:A few comments (Score:2, Interesting)

      by johnseq (1046) on 2003.04.08 8:57 (#18883) Journal
      A slightly different, possibly complementary approach to schema change management would be parsing the phrasebook SQL to identify the field/table name dependencies. If I change phone to home_phone, I just run my phrasebook through a SQL parser to determine effected queries, and optionally to rewrite them. I like that approach (as opposed to inlining references to a fieldname registry) because it keeps the SQL a more readable, and the adoption curve lower.